September 28th, 2013
(as of 2013-09-11 20:00:19 PST)
FIFA 14 [Online Game Code] by Electronic Arts
Experience the emotion of scoring great goals in FIFA 14. The game plays the way great soccer matches are contested, with innovations to the award-winning gameplay that inspire fans to build play through midfield, dictating the tempo of a match. Feel the tension as chances are created, and experience the thrill of hitting the back of the net. A new feature called Pure Shot and a brand-new ball physics system will transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating. FIFA 14 delivers engaging online features and live services that connect fans to the heartbeat of the sport—and to each other—through EA SPORTS Football Club. FIFA 14 is soccer’s social network, where fans connect, compete and share with millions of others around the world.
Additional features will be revealed in the months leading to the game’s retail launch in Fall 2013.
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Beginning August 4, PS Vita and PS TV owners can stream any of the 125+ games currently available in the PlayStation Now streaming library.
A seven-day free trial is available here.
Sony has also announced the five new games added to PlayStation Now in August. These will be available on all platforms, including PS Vita and PS TV, along with existing systems such as PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
Lastly, Sony also announced on Monday that the number of PS Now-supported devices is growing to include new 2015 Sony TVs. You can see a full list of supported devices here.
On the game's Steam forums, community manager Robert Peeler published the minimum and recommended specifications for MGS V. At minimum, you'll need an i5 processor clocked at 3.4 GHz, a GTX 650 graphics card (or equivalent AMD GPU), and 4 GB of RAM. Konami recommends, however, that you have 3.6 GHz i7 processor and a GTX 760 GPU. It will also require at least 28 GB of hard drive space.
Today, Konami also announced that PC owners will be getting a variety of bonuses. If you preorder the game on Steam, you will receive Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for free. All owners of the game on Steam will also receive a documentary, behind-the-scenes footage, and some extra in-game items.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches on September 1 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. It will have a competitive online component called Metal Gear Online, but that mode won't be available until October 6 on consoles and January 2016 on PC.
Check back on GameSpot for more news about the game, as Konami will be showing off Mother Base during the Gamescom conference this week.
The video is short, but it's beautiful. It's running in 60 frames per second and shows off the Mirror's Edge city. It's mostly just a panoramic view of the skyline, but there's also a short glimpse of the game's free-running action. Check it out below:
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EA also stated that a more in-depth look at Mirror's Edge Catalyst is coming this week to coincide with the Gamescom conference. It's likely that we'll see more footage of the game during EA's press conference, which takes place at 12:30 AM PDT/8:30 AM in Germany on August 5.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst launches on February 23, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You won't use guns, the developer confirmed at E3 this year. You can read our hands-on impressions of the game here.
EA also revealed that it will show off gameplay of Star Wars Battlefront's Fighter Squadron mode later this week. For more news coming out of Gamescom, keep an eye on GameSpot.
The standout feature of the 4.3 GB patch is a new Photo Mode. This lets users snap photos of Batman--or anyone or anything else--and then edit and share them with friends.
Photo Modes are nothing new in games, as titles like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Last of Us, and The Order: 1886 all have them.
The patch also gets Arkham Knight ready for August's DLC and more. Check out the brief patch notes below, as relayed by Eurogamer.
This patch is available now on consoles, though it's unclear if the troubled PC edition is also getting the update. That version of the game itself is getting an "interim" patch later this month.
Arkham Knight's first expansion, the Batgirl-focused A Matter of Family, launched last month and was developed externally by Batman: Arkham Origins studio WB Games Montreal. August's DLC, which takes the form of Batman and Batmobile skins based on the 1989 movie, is developed by Rocksteady. A release date for this content, included with the Arkham Knight DLC pass, has not been announced.
The teaser video is short, but it shows a couple of tantalizing glimpses of Tie Fighter and X-Wing dogfighting. The few seconds of gameplay show off a confrontation between fighter squadrons, and in the background a huge battle between Empire and Rebel forces takes place.
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EA will be releasing more footage of Fighter Squadron this week, possibly during its Gamescom conference on Wednesday at 12:30 AM PDT/8:30 AM in Germany.
Fighter Squadron is one of several multiplayer modes that Battlefront will feature. The others include Walker Assault, Supremacy, Blast, Drop Zone, and Cargo. There will also be a co-op mode called Survival. Recently, EA discussed Blast, which is a 10 vs. 10 deathmatch mode.
Star Wars Battlefront launches on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Recently, Battlefront developer DICE discussed the difficulties of taking over the Battlefront franchise. You can also read our interview with the studio's general manager, Patrick Bach, here.
The Gamescom conference is happening this week, and EA is sure to have more news and videos to show off at its press conference on Wednesday. Keep an eye on GameSpot for more about Battlefront all this week.
For the past few weeks, Rockstar has been offering up extra in-game cash and experience for completing certain heists. This week, that heist is The Pacific Standard Job. It involves stealing motorbikes, destroying a Merryweather convoy, and extracting a fugitive from the Los Santos Police Department. Complete this Heist by August 9 and you'll earn the extra in-game cash and RP.
The bonuses extend to the Heist's Elite Challenges, allowing you to earn even more cash and RP.
In addition, the following GTA Online activities will also pay out double RP through August 9:
Finally, Rockstar said it will announce daily GTA Online discounts throughout the week by way of the official Rockstar Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.
These types of promotional events have become quite regular for GTA Online, as it's now been four weeks running that Rockstar has enticed players with extra RP and cash.
Although it's unclear why the multiplayer mode is coming after the release of the base game, Konami suggested in a press release that Metal Gear Online on PC was delayed because the release date of the PC version of MGS V was moved up. In the same release, the studio announced that the PC version of MGS V would launch on September 1, the same day as the console versions. Previously, it was planned for a September 15 release.
Metal Gear Online's delay is similar to what happened with the 2013 release of Grand Theft Auto V. It took two weeks after the game's launch before GTA Online was available for players.
Konami also revealed today that players on Steam will get several bonuses. If you preorder the game on PC, you'll receive the game's prologue, Ground Zeroes, for free. All players on Steam will get a documentary, behind-the-scenes footage, and some in-game items.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on September 1. Recently, the developer talked about Metal Gear Online's player customization. Konami is also planning on showing off more of the game at Gamescom this week, including a Mother Base-themed trailer. In addition, you can get the game for free with purchase of certain Nvidia graphics cards.
You can watch the 90-minute video broadcast right here in this post through the embed below. After the show wraps up, we'll collect all the trailers and news for you.
What are you hoping to see from Microsoft tomorrow at Gamescom? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Speaking to IGN, Fergusson said that Gears 4 is meant to convey the same feelings and themes as the original Gears of War. He explained that while Gears 1 was suspenseful game about the dangerous creatures in the universe, Gears of War 3 was too focused on the war between humans and Locusts and lost that tension. The Coalition is thus attempting to bring Gears 4 back to its roots by evoking, in his words, "that sense of mystery, things going bump in the night."
He continued: "We're going back to something personal, intimate, dark, and mysterious, being afraid of the boogeyman."
Fergusson also hinted that the game's story will deal with morality with more subtlety and ambiguity than in past games. He stated that players' expectations for narratives have changed greatly. "Back in the day, people expected stories to be black and white, there's good and bad," he said. "Today, people want a lot of grey, a lot of moral ambiguity, things that are open to interpretation about what's right and wrong."
Gears of War 4 is planned for a holiday 2016 release on Xbox One. Players who preorder the upcoming Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will get access to a Gears 4 beta, which will go live next spring. You can also read our recent interview with Fergusson about Ultimate Edition, Gears 4, and the future of the Gears of War series. Keep an eye on GameSpot for more news about Gears of War 4 in the coming months.
Konami had some big news to share today regarding the PC edition of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. First, the game's release date has been moved up, from September 15 to September 1, to match the console release date.
"We initially did not think it would be possible to get such an epic game out onto PC in time for launch alongside its console counterparts, but all involved have worked diligently to meet the demands of our PC consumers," Konami president Tomotada Tashiro said in a statement.
The Japanese publisher also announced today that everyone who preorders The Phantom Pain on Steam will receive the 2014 prologue, Ground Zeroes, for free. On top of that, everyone who buys the PC edition--not just preorders it--will receive a behind-the-scenes collector's video and documentary. They'll also get a "Venom Snake" emblem and something called the Mother Base Staff DLC.
The PC edition of The Phantom Pain supports resolution up to 4K. Konami also writes on the game's Steam page that The Phantom Pain for PC will have more graphics options than Ground Zeroes and will support Steam trading cards, as well as custom soundtracks.
One thing that's not locked down, however, is Windows 10 support.
"While we can't confirm official support by launch, we're looking into this for post-launch patches if necessary," Konami said. "However from all accounts, the basic performance should be to par."
In other PC news, Konami and Nvidia have teamed up to give away copies of The Phantom Pain with the purchase of select GPUs.
We're expecting more news about The Phantom Pain this week, as Konami is preparing a new, Mother Base-themed gameplay trailer for Gamescom to be released on August 5. What's more, The Phantom Pain is playable for the first time this week at the big-time European gaming show.
According to GameSpot's sources, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima will leave Konami after the game ships next month. Just recently, a Nikkei report exposed the troubling culture inside of Konami.
Preorder Rare Replay (coming out this Tuesday, August 4) from the Microsoft Store and get a free $10 Xbox gift card. Alternatively, Amazon Prime members can preorder it for $26, and Best Buy's Gamers Club Unlocked members can get it for $24.
The Order: 1886 is $20 at Target this week. You can also save an additional 10 percent with Target Cartwheel, bringing the game down to $18.
Get a free 12-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold and a copy of Assassin's Creed: Unity with the purchase of an Xbox One at the Microsoft Store ($349 500 GB/$399 1 TB). This is in addition to the bundled copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
GameStop has a summer sale on digital PC games, offering Titanfall's Deluxe Edition for $5, Typing of the Dead: Overkill for $5, Civilization: Beyond Earth for $20, and more.
Amazon's semi-secret discounts for Prime members currently include $50 preorders for Super Mario Maker and Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One/PS4), and $53 preorders for Halo 5: Guardians and Fallout 4 (Xbox One/PS4). Alternatively, all four games are $48 each with Best Buy's GCU discount.
Below you'll find the rest of today's best deals divided by platform.
The Destiny Taken King limited edition PS4 bundle is now available for preorder for $400.
Buying a PS4 at Best Buy this week allows you to save $5 on a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription.
Buy a used PS4 at GameStop, and get a free used game priced under $30.
The PlayStation Store has a new Summer Sale going on for the next two weeks. Plus and non-Plus members have access, with Plus members getting larger discounts, such as Far Cry 4 for $30, Trine 2 for $4, and Roundabout for $6. PSN also has its weekly Plus-only deals, including The Escapists for $14 and Shadow of Mordor: Game of the Year Edition for $40.
Preorder Sword Art Online: Lost Song on the PlayStation Store and get a free copy of Sword Art Online: Re Hollow Fragment.
If you own a digital PS3 copy of Dishonored (including the freebie PlayStation Plus version from earlier this year), you can preorder the digital PS4 version of Dishonored: Definitive Edition for $20.
Other PS4 game deals:
The free PlayStation Plus games for July are available for one more day and include Rocket League and Styx: Master of Shadows. August's free games will be available beginning tomorrow.
Walmart is selling the Halo Master Chief Collection Xbox One bundle with a free second controller for $349. You also get a free copy of Minecraft, Titanfall, NBA Live 14, or Rabbids Invasion, or you can pay a bit more to replace it with Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition ($20), Evolve ($20), Battlefield Hardline ($30), or Batman: Arkham Knight ($30).
A similar deal is available, with the Halo bundle, an extra controller, and a copy of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, at Amazon for $349.
A new Xbox One bundle to be aware of includes the 1 TB system, Madden NFL 16, and a one-year subscription to EA Access for $400. You will, however, have to wait until August 18 for it to be available.
Buy a used Xbox One at GameStop, and get a free used game priced under $30.
Buy an Xbox One at Best Buy and save $20 on an Xbox One controller and $10 on three months of Xbox Live Gold.
You can buy a year of Xbox Live Gold on eBay for $36.
If you own a digital Xbox 360 copy of Dishonored, you can preorder the digital Xbox One version of Dishonored: Definitive Edition for $20. If you're logged into an account that owns the 360 version, Definitive Edition should show up as the discounted price.
This week's Deals With Gold are on and include sales on Warframe and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag DLC.
Other Xbox One game deals:
August's free Games With Gold games are now available and include Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.
GOG has a big selection of strategy games on sale for one more day, including Total Annihilation: Commander Pack for $1.79, Men of War: Vietnam for $3, Star Wolves for $1.79, and more.
The latest Humble Bundle is the fourth "Jumbo" bundle. For just a few bucks, you can get games like Mercenary Kings, Endless Space, The Stanley Parable, and Outland, while paying $18 or more gets you everything, including early access to Space Engineers. New games were recently added, including Screencheat and Coin Crypt.
The newest Humble Weekly Bundle features games from Japan like Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth, Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser, and Neo Aquarium: The King of Crustaceans.
Buy select Nvidia GPUs (or Nvidia-equipped laptops) and get a free copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
If you have a free Green Man Gaming account, you can access the VIP area of the site where you can find some nice deals, including Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for $23 and Project Cars for $35.
You can save 20 percent at Green Man Gaming using the voucher GMGSAV-E20GMG-SAVE20.
Zuma's Revenge is free on Origin.
Other PC game deals:
If you don't mind a refurbished system, Nintendo's online store has a Wii U bundle with Nintendo Land for $200, or Nintendo Land and Super Mario 3D World for $225.
The eShop's Ubisoft game sale ends today; it discounts Child of Light to $3.75, Rayman Legends to $20, Splinter Cell: Blacklist to $15, and more.
Walmart is offering a New 3DS XL bundle with Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and your choice of select Amiibo figurines for $239.
A handful of 3DS cases are on sale for $5 or less at Best Buy.
The Ubisoft eShop sale ending today features deals like Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars for $7.49 and Tetris Ultimate for $15.
The PlayStation TV is available for $40 at GameStop.
The PlayStation Store has a new Summer Sale going on for the next two weeks for Plus and non-Plus members. Plus members get larger discounts, including Guacamelee and Luftrausers for $3 each. PSN also has its weekly Plus-only deals, with deals like Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth 3 for $32 and Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters for $28.
The free PlayStation Plus games for July are available for one more day and include Geometry Wars 3 and Entwined. August's free games will be available beginning tomorrow.
Amazon's Gold Box deals today feature various computer components including memory, solid-state drives, cases, and more.
Amazon prices are accurate as of publishing, but can fluctuate occasionally throughout the day.
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